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‘He says it's a mistake’: Lawyer for US ‘spy’ detained in Russia says client ‘upbeat, confident'

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Paul Whelan, the American security specialist arrested in Moscow last month over charges of espionage is being kept in good conditions and is sure that his predicament will end soon, says his lawyer. “Considering his case, he is very confident, sometimes jokey, sometimes in a positive mood. He believes it was an investigative error and Read More

Former US marine Whelan charged with spying was caught ‘red-handed’ – Lavrov

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Moscow didn’t nab American citizen Paul Whelan with plans to swap him for Russian nationals being held overseas, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. Whelan, who is an American, Canadian, British, and Irish national, was apprehended and detained in Moscow because he “was receiving certain materials he wasn’t supposed to receive,” Lavrov said at a Read More

Don’t meddle in Venezuela, Moscow tells coup-cheering Washington

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Russia has criticized the US government for bullying Venezuela and encouraging its opposition to stage a coup against President Nicolas Maduro, who was sworn in for his second term last week. “Nations should avoid meddling in other nations’ internal affairs,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday. He said that Washington’s encouragement of opposition Read More

Tokyo’s attempts to attach the US to Russia-Japan peace talks are ‘outrageous’ – Lavrov

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Japan must stop trying to include the US in peace talks with Moscow and must abandon its territorial claims if it’s to make any progress, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said, adding that American missiles in Japan were also of concern. Moscow and Tokyo have recently redoubled efforts to seal a peace treaty –which the countries Read More

‘Whipping up tension:’ Moscow slams Tokyo over ‘distorting’ information about territorial dispute

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While Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vows to end a territorial dispute with Russia over a group of islands in the Pacific as soon as possible, Moscow says Tokyo is ‘distorting’ information on the talks to push its agenda. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is in Moscow to discuss, with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, Read More

Persecution & intimidation: Fate of Russians in US prisons casts shadow on American justice system

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As Washington continues detentions of Russians across the world the plight of those, who have already fallen into the clutches of the US authorities, raises suspicion about the true colors of the US justice system. In mid-December, yet another Russian citizen was detained outside of Russia’s borders – this time in Finland – at the Read More

Turkey & Russia ministers to talk Syria as Damascus claims its troops entered Kurdish-held Manbij

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Top diplomatic and military officials from Russia and Turkey are meeting in Moscow on Saturday to discuss developments in Syria’s northeast, where Kurdish militias have sought Damascus’ protection from Ankara. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu are set for a face-to-face meeting with their Turkish counterparts Mevlut Cavusoglu and Hulusi Akar, Read More

Moscow welcomes Syrian Army entry to Manbij, will ‘synchronize expectations’ with Ankara

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Top Russian and Turkish officials are to discuss on Saturday the latest developments in northern Syria, where Kurdish militias have invited government troops to take Manbij, a strategic city Ankara eyed for a military op. Russian foreign and defense ministers are to welcome their Turkish counterparts in Moscow on Saturday for a ‘2+2’ meeting. The Read More

War between Russia & US would be disaster for humankind – Lavrov

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It’s unlikely that anyone would deliberately push towards a Russia-US nuclear war, since such conflict can’t be won, Russia’s foreign minister said, adding that any mistake amid ongoing tensions could become “fatal.” “I believe that everyone in the world realizes that an armed conflict between two leading nuclear powers, Russia and the United States, would Read More

‘We won’t fight Ukraine, I promise’: Was this the fieriest interview of Sergey Lavrov’s career?

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After 14 years in the job, the Russian foreign minister has probably heard every question. But then he was asked if Russia should demolish the Katyn war cemetery in retaliation against Poland, or imminently go to war with Ukraine. Sergey Lavrov is used to defending his homeland against international lines of inquiry. But last week Read More